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What Does My Last Name Mean?


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Question: What Does My Last Name Mean?
Answer: To learn more about your last name meaning and ethnic origin, just browse to the appropriate letter in the Glossary of Last Name Meanings and Origins for your last name. This free surname glossary includes last name meanings and origins, plus research links, common last name spelling variations, and surname search tips for last names of English, Irish, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Jewish origin, including the 100 most popular U.S. surnames and British surnames.

Can't find your last name in the Last Name Meanings Glossary? Submit your surname to Ask a Genealogist and I'll try to research its meaning and add it to the Last Name Meanings Glossary. Last name site submissions are also welcome for sites primarily devoted to one of the included surnames.

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